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Acceptances have been received, deposits have been made, your child is going off to college in just a matter of weeks. In fact, you’re probably wearing a t-shirt bearing the name of their soon-to-be alma mater. Congratulations! You and your freshman have worked years to get to this place. They’ve studied. You’ve worried. (Maybe that […]

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2015 began with a slower start than I had planned. Usually, I hurl myself into the new year with renewed vim and vigor and a To-Do List a mile long. My body and mind tingling from the excitement of a new beginning and probably too much caffeine. But I was sidelined… Unplugging from most of […]

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I was in a long line at Starbucks this morning, happily waiting to feed my coffee addiction, when I noticed almost everyone looking down at their smart phones. This reminded me of a conversation I had at dinner the other night with friends, about how hard it seems for many young singles to meet “someone.” […]

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If you read my blog then you know movie night is a big night in our home. I’m always up for any excuse to cuddle on the couch with the family. Regardless of your age, there are some high school movies that never lose their shine. The “coming of age” theme is one we can […]

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Movie night is a big deal in our home. When our kids were in high school and especially during the summers before we shipped them off to college, we became obsessed with watching movies about college. So, whether you’re in college, on your way to college, or simply reminiscing about some of the best days […]

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Applying to college isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s exciting. It’s nerve-wracking. And, I’m not gonna to lie, we left nothing to chance. We were clearly not in charge, nor did we want to be, but we were team players in this big game. There are some parents who let their kids run with […]

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Raising my children, now 21 and 23, has been an honor and a privilege. Though, I would be lying if I said every moment has been wonderful. Teachable moments aren’t always easy. But the one constant while raising them has been that they always were and always will be my most favorite people on earth. […]

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Fall is here, the kids are back in school, and there is no better way to enjoy the cooler days and blustery nights than grabbing a glass of wine and reading a good book. So check out this list, get cozy and start reading. Hot Toddy’s optional. Not Your Mother’s Book On Family edited by […]

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Recently, I had lunch with a group of ladies I’ve known for years. We were celebrating our dear, eternally youthful friend’s – lean over now, I’ll whisper it in your ear – 59th birthday. She does not look a day over 40 which is something I do not hold against her. Yes, that makes me […]

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It’s only been two days since we left Mini-Me at college, and the care package already arrived. How I know this is because of the ALL CAPS text I received this morning, “OMG, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I LOVE IT! YOU’RE THE BEST!” I won’t argue there. In addition to phone calls and texting, sending […]

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